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Kinsale Yacht Club Mourns Loss of Former Commodore Pat Pyne

26th February 2023
Pat Pyne, former Kinsale Yacht Club Commodore
Pat Pyne, former Kinsale Yacht Club Commodore Credit: Bob Bateman

Kinsale Yacht Club is mourning the loss of former Commodore Pat Pyne, who died on February 22nd.

Pyne was Commodore from 1995-1998 when the West Cork club's flagship event, the Sovereigns Cup, was launched in 1995.

A keen sailor, Pyne competed in KYC Class 2 on his boat Demi-Sec for many years.

Pyne took particular interest in fostering Junior sailing, ensuring the young sailors were heard and looked after within the club. 

"Pat and his wife Maureen, who passed away only recently, will be greatly missed by us all at Kinsale Yacht Club. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends", KYC Commodore Matthia Hellstern told Afloat.

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Kinsale Yacht Club located in Kinsale, County Cork lies just 120 nautical miles from Wales, 240 from North West France and only 500 from the Galician Coast of North Spain.

Kinsale Yacht Club is only a few minutes walk from every shop, hotel, pub and restaurant in Ireland’s gourmet capital but most significantly it is only 30 km by road from Cork, Ireland’s second city, and between the two lies one the region’s main assets - Cork International Airport - with its daily links to many European capitals.

Club members, of which there are more than 600, race Cruisers, One Design Keelboats and Dinghies.

The club runs inshore and offshore races, has an active cruising scene, a powerboat section and most significantly for any real club, a strong and dynamic junior training programme.

Beyond the club’s own marina is the club house itself and the dinghy park. Within the clubhouse are changing rooms, bar and restaurant all with full wheelchair access. The club’s full-time secretariat, steward and marina manager are there to look after sailing visitors and members alike in a relaxed, informal and fun environment.

The club welcomes new members and has always got room on its members’ yachts for new comers to the sport.